Group of Schools No. 5

Group of Schools No. 5

This is the school with the tradition which has been educating students since 1962.

Group of School No. 5 consists of

Vocational High School No. 4,

Basic Vocational School,

Junior High School for Adults.

Nowadays, the education of students is held in three buildings and modern school workshops. There are about 330 students, 40 teachers, 2 gyms.

Headmaster – Marek Wac 

There is also a modern swimming pool and an assembly hall. Here, students gain skills in many attractive building and service professions.

In the construction sector we educate most wanted, in the labor market, professionals for example technician of landscape architecture, building technician, bricklayer – plasterer,installation and sanitation fitter, building insulation fitter. In the professions of service we educate hairdressers, sellers, and many young workers in other craft professions.

Education takes place in a modern way – not only with the bricklayer’s box, but also in the computer lab equipped with programs for architectural design, construction design, cost estimation.

To provide students with a comprehensive development and a continuous and broad access to information and new technologies, the school cooperates with many firms in the construction and mechanical sector, Guild of Crafts, Voluntary Labour Corps and universities. The school is a member of the Silesian Chamber of Construction.

The achievements and successes of the school

In didactic area
• Students of our school achieve excellent results, above the national average – the best results in final matriculation exams among all vocational high school in town, examination’s passing rate:

• Every year students gain individual awards and top positions in: the „Transitory work competition in Silesian province”. These works are architectural designs and models , in buildingcompetitions (1st place in the region and 6th place in Poland in 2013), competition of OSH (1st place in the region in 2013) and hairdressing competitions..

• The school also prepares students for professional examinations very well, which is reflected in the high pass rate of vocational examinations in the professions.

Participation in international projects

School broadens education by applying and implementing many European projects, which give students and teachers the possibility to go abroad, fund additional activities for students,courses, training and equipment for classrooms:

• The project of international cooperation schools partnership (Socrates Comenius). „Youth culture” carried 2005-2007
• Apprenticeship Project of exchanging students in the frame of “Leonardo da Vinci” program 2006 – 2008

• A local project ESF „School of chances” – support development of the students by giving them the possibilities to broaden horizons, 2006-2007
• Project of international school partnership Comenius in the frame of „Lifelong learning”, „Building the future based on the past – comparing the local architecture” in 2009-2011

• A local project funded by the European Union „Profession is my strength!”, 2009 -2010,

• Project giving equipment to educational institutions to study vocational subjects using modern computer and audiovisual equipment

• Project of international schools partnership in the frame of the program „Lifelong learning” Comenius „Don’t drink! Enjoy yourself!” for 2011-2013
• Implementing of the project „I have a proffesion, I have job in the region” 2012-2014
• Project of Individual Mobility for Comenius students 2012 -2013 – 2014 – students go for a few months (3 – 8) to France and continue education and apprenticeship abroad.
Total amount obtained by school thanks to the union projects so far has been 1 million 700 thousand PLN.

School’s modernization and repairs

Cooperation with the local authorities, gaining school’s sponsors and friends, and a big workload of school workers allowed to make repairs and modernizations of school:

  • Gym renovation (2007)
  • Swimming pool modernization (2009)
  • School workshops modernization (2009)
  • Windows change (2010 and 2012)
  • Fire escape renovation (2010)
  • Roof repair (2011)
  • Building multifunctional playing field near school (2011)

In school have been created three IT labs (2 of them are funded by Ministry of Education), 2 multimedia reading rooms in the school libraries, the boardroom, the design workroom, the hairdresser workroom, the seller workroom. Within the area of school workshops have been created: landscape architecture, construction, painting and modern mechanical workshop. The school has been gradually equipped with modern stuff and educational aids. Our school was the first in the city which bought a multimedia board (2006). We also have a multimedia projector, TV’s, visualiser, notebooks, CNC lathe, design and estimate programs.

Cooperation with local environment

Our school cooperates with institutions and firms which support didactic process and enable to use modern technologies.

School partners are Silesian Chamber of Building, Higher Technical School in Katowice, ARSANIT Company, Hilti Academy of Painting Techniques in Wrocław.

Students and teachers take part in training, shows, exhibitions and professional practices in companies which cooperate with our school. There are meetings and lectures with firms representatives, schools graduates: designers and workers of building companies. During these presentations students learn about designs and technical solutions of buildings, reconstruction projects, revitalizations and renovations of objects which grow up in our city and in province(presentation of architects and graduates who were awarded with a lot of prizes on example: Internet Surfers Prize called “The Best Public Space in Silesian Province” – Robert Skitek for the project “Water playground in Tychy 2012”, Wojciech Klasa for the project “Modernization of Baczyński square in Tychy 2010”).

The school is noticeable in city and in province thanks to different events organization. In our school there were organized meetings with interesting and well-known people for students and residents of the city ( the general Roman Polko, the Chinese writer Xiao Rundcrantz, the professor Stanisław Nicieja, Help and Growth Organization for Ruanda worker – Carl Wilkens). There were also self-defense, first-aid courses, blood-giving actions, directors conferences organized by Board of Education, building and education fairs and trainings.

In 2010 in our school there was also organized Knowledge and Building Skills Competition for 20 schools from Silesian and Lesser Poland provinces.

Each year, representatives of school historical circle take part in celebration of Independence Day in Tychy, in celebration by Silesian Rebel Monument near Liberty Square. Cooperation with City Museum and Lwów and South-East Ends Lovers Company in Tychy plays important role in popularizing country and region history.

School takes care of teenagers’ education in sense of responsibility for natural environment.

Young people take part in city events which have ecological character – “Planting oaks”, ”Daffodils”, ”Ecological competition – Master” or actions organized with City Hall Tychy “Night flowerbed planting”.

School cooperates with Department of Earth Science in Silesian University and with Silesian Botanical Garden in Mikołów. Students successfully take part in ecological competitions. School is also the organizer of cyclic events – “Frankofonia” regional competitions of songs, knowledge about frankofonic countries and art – there were already IX editions of this event and “Interschool Hairdresser Competition”.

For all its activities school was awarded by Education Minister with Medal of National Committee, Golden Badge “Deserving for province evolution” and twice got an Big Prize of Building Chamber for contribution in training cadre for region buildin