ARKA School

Gosia has been on the Board of Arka since its foundation 25 years ago; she has 6 children, and at least one of them has been a pupil in every one of those 25 years! All the parents similarly say that they appreciate the intimate, caring, family atmosphere of the school.

The building was given by the city authorities 25 years ago, and has had to have many improvements over the years to keep pace with the increasing expectations of good-quality facilities by parents and students. God has been faithful in all that has been done.

Extra-curricular activities include the Music School, the Royal Rangers (like scouts), and Camp Arka, where the participation of sponsors and native-speaker helpers is greatly appreciated.

The staff are very dedicated, and the school enjoys a high ranking in school league tables. The new director appointed this year is Basia Bartnik, and she highlighted the pleasure of being able to work with the parents for the benefit of their children. She values the gifted and hard-working staff, and sees the hand of God working through them; but she requests prayer for wisdom in helping the spiritual growth of the teachers.

Talks are underway to try and organise links and exchanges with other schools Europe.

Next year the school will be greatly affected by a change in the school system, which will mean they lose the oldest year of the school, so prayer is requested for the reorganisation needed.

Two events are coming up very soon – Reformation Day, when the students will visit a historic evangelical church just outside Wroclaw, and the centenary of Polish Independence on November 11th, which will be celebrated within the school, with thanks to God for the freedoms now enjoyed.